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Emishiki Monsoon Ginfubuki Namazake

Emishiki Monsoon Ginbubuki Namazake is made of Shiga-grown Ginfubuki rice milled to 50%. It is a kijōshu with the highest residual sugar content in the Monsoon series, giving it a rich, full-bodied sweetness and an aroma of tropical fruits.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Shiga (滋賀)
Rice type
Ginfubuki (吟吹雪)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
50%
Alcohol content
17%
Emishiki Monsoon Ginbubuki Namazake (笑四季 モンスーン 吟吹雪 生)

Emishiki Monsoon Ginbubuki Namazake (笑四季 モンスーン 吟吹雪 生) is made of Shiga-grown Ginfubuki rice milled to 50%. It is a kijōshu with the highest residual sugar content in the Monsoon series, giving it a rich, full-bodied sweetness and a gorgeously estery aroma reminiscent of tropical fruits.

The mysterious woman on the front label was drawn by ukiyo-e artist Gaku Azuma (東學).


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Monsoon Gifubuki

About the brewery

Brewery
Emishiki Shuzō
Name in Japanese
笑四季酒造
Address
1-7-8 Minakuchicho Honmachi, Koka, Shiga 528-0031
Phone
0748-62-0007
Website
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Emishiki Brewery in Koga, Shiga Prefecture, was founded in 1892 under the name Takeshima Honke (竹島本家) by Takeshima Eizaburo (竹島栄三郎), in the centre of the former Tōkaidō Minakuchi-shuku. The company's trademark, "Emishiki'' (笑四季), was named by Takeshima Senjirō (竹島仙治郎), the second-generation owner. The husband of the brewery's heiress developed new product lines from his induction, pushing the name "Emishiki" to the national stage. The brewery is attracting attention among local sake fans and the industry as an up-and-coming sake brewery producing new and unconventional sake.

The brewery is involved in preserving the characteristics of the Shiga Watarifune No. 2 (Short-stalked Watafune) rice variety, an isolated strain from Ōmachi, and cultivating its seeds. The water used is the brewery's No. 2 well, "Kurashimizu" (蔵清水, well depth 5 m, hardness 55 mg/L), considered to be underground water from the Suzuka mountain range, and "Iwama-yama Iwaburosui" (岩間山岩深水, hardness 10 mg/L, spring water volume 80 L/min) from the former Nagaishi mine in Hirazu Nishiyama, Ōtsu, which has low hardness and few impurities.

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Colour / hue
Gold
Clarity
Clear
Pronounced fruity nose with banana, mango, grapes, berries, and citrus notes. The entry is rich and full, with a creamy texture, pronounced sweetness, and rich flavour. There's very little acidity, and the sake is so thick that you could probably try it on the rocks (although we haven't tried it ourselves). The finish is short and spicy. Outstanding!

Emishiki Monsoon Ginfubuki Namazake Emishiki Monsoon Ginfubuki Namazake



Appearance: clear and lemon-green
Nose: clean and full
Aroma: fruity, savoury
Sweetness: sweet+
Acidity: low
Umami: medium
Alcohol: high
Body: full
Flavour intensity: pronounced
Flavour characteristics: banana, berries, mango, ripe fruits
Texture: velvety, rich
Finish: short and spicy

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Category
Kijōshu
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Reviews
1
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Rating
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒528-0031 滋賀県甲賀市水口町本町一丁目7番8号

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